Over 1,000 CBE Students to Attend My World Conference

Feb. 21, 2018

For immediate release

​For Immediate Release

CALGARY — Over 1,100 middle and junior high school student leaders and their teachers will be inspired to action at the tenth annual My World Conference on Thursday, Feb. 22.

This unique opportunity will allow students from almost CBE schools to learn from local, national and international organizers and activists. Student leaders will hear from and engage with an exceptional and impressive list of presenters speaking about local and global social justice issues. 

Throughout the past nine years My World Conference has provided thousands of middle and junior high students the opportunity to come together to celebrate leadership and create change in the world. This year the theme for MWC 10 is “Empowering Voices” and students will hear from keynote and session presenters including Brian Keating, Michelle Thrush, Chris Koch, Cieran Starlight, Alienation, Graham Mossiman and Ashley Lamatia. 

My World Conference continues to inform the next generation of leaders to support communities near and far.  Students are introduced to NGOs and non-profit organizations through workshops and information booths.  The conference also celebrates our country's Indigenous roots and nations.

The My World Conference continues to inspire Calgary Board of Education students to act through inspiration, with compassion, and lead with their hearts.

Students will be available for interviews, along with teachers and organizers over the lunch hour.

Date:  Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
Time:   Interview opportunities from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place:  Calgary Genesis Centre, #10, 7555 Falconridge Blvd. N.E.
Contact:  Bruce Johnston, principal, 403-998-2124


-30-

Media Advisory

Media Relations

t | 403-819-2317

e | mediarelations@cbe.ab.ca

​Note: Principals have a responsibility to limit media coverage only to students approved for interviews. Reporters attending an event are requested to receive permission from a CBE contact before interviewing or photographing students. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter, and for joining us in celebrating public education.